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Q: Im permanent resident alien of us since age 7 how can I prove it. Without paying so much. Are there any militaryloophols

Came over as minor on mother's passport. Stepdad air force now retired. Been here since 1983, lived on bases till I ran away from abusive home. All paper work destroyed in fire. Help

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Hi, I need more information to provide an answer. Are you sure you are a permanent resident or have just resided in the U.S for a long time?

Is you Mother a U.S Citizen?

DId your Step Dad adopt you and is he a U.S Citizen?

Are you married to a U.S Citizen?

If you suffered abuse from the hands of a U.S citizen and you did not have any status, you could qualify for VAWA

If you were truly a permanent resident, you could request for a new Green Card and by now should be eligible for U. S citizenship.

Contact me to discuss further. **This is not legal advice.

Liliana Gallelli
Liliana Gallelli
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Vallejo, CA

A: I believe the first step would be to request your immigration file with form G-639. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), persons have access to government records. With this information you can take the next step and even proof of your legal status in the U.S.A.

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